Mar 18, 2018  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Emergency Medical Services Professions (A.A.S.)

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Program Advisor: Contact Wade Olsen, 354-6077 ( or Javier Herrera, 354-6007 (

Associate in Applied Science
Major Code - EMSP.AAS

This program is designed for students who wish to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in addition to completing the academic, clinical and field internship requirements for Licensed Paramedic through the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Successful completion also meets eligibility requirements for the National Registry of EMTs Paramedic examination process. Successful completion of selected course work also satisfies the academic, clinical and field internship requirements for prospective certification with national Registry of EMTs as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT).

Pursuant to Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1,  Chapter 157, subchapter C, Rule §157.32 (3) (C) and Rule §157.32 (4) (C) only students currently possessing a National Registry and/or Texas Department of State Health Services EMT, EMT-1 or AEMT certifications may apply.

A student seeking entry into any EMSP course other than EMSP 1501, EMSP 1163 or EMSP 1438 must file a specific program application form and complete additional admission procedures as required. Information is available on the EMSP website.

A grade of C or higher is required for satisfactory completion of all courses in this curriculum.

To continue in this program, a student may repeat an individual EMSP course only 1 time and may repeat no more than 3 EMSP courses while enrolled in the program. The term “repeat” shall be interpreted to mean re-enrollment following withdrawal, drop or unsatisfactory grade.

A student will have 36 months to complete all major course requirements.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (15 Semester Hours)

Communications - 3 Semester Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 Hours

Life & Physical Sciences/Mathematics - 3 Hours

Language, Philosophy & Culture/Creative Arts - 3 Hours

Institutional Requirement - 3 Hours

Related Required Courses (4 Semester Hours)

Total (60 Semester Hours)

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